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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
of the afghan government endemic corruption. these are among the obstacles to long term stability in afghanistan. >>> another story from afghanistan. the first rail service launched earlier this year with support from the international community. it is still in its early stages, but expected to play a critical role in reconstruction in the future. nhk world has details. >> reporter: afghanistan's only railway began operating earlier this year near the border with uzbekistan. the line runs for 75 kilometers between the border town and the important regional city. afghanistan is a landlocked country. nearly half of all the goods it imports pass through here. security is a major concern amid the taliban insurgency. police officials stand guard along the tracks. they transport daily loads of flour and other commodities. rail transport is cheaper and faster than using afghanistan's treacherous roads. >> for the reconstruction of afghanistan, the railway is very important and it's growing the economy of afghanistan. it's important and we needed this in afghanistan. >> for now the freight trains are mo
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
party or parties will form the country's next government. voters have a lot to think about. >>> a search for active earthquake faults may lead to the scrapping of one of them. the implications run deep for japan's nuclear policy. we have the story. >> reporter: 17 commercial nuclear plants in one major test reactor have been built in japan. the nuclear regulation authority was formed after last year's disaster to monitor their safety. experts at the authority are trying to determine if any of the reactors lie above active fault lines. the plan in central japan is known to have an active fault running close by. the fault is called urasoko. another fault called d-1 intersecretaries with the urasoko fault. a team of experts dug up the ground at the plant so they could inspect the fault directly. the government panel examined the results of the so-called trench survey. panel members said on monday that the d-1 fault is probably active. they said that layers of earth near the fault have become deformed. that deformation is believed to cause d-1 to become active when the default moves. nationa
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
russian government is making it a requirement for tankers that follow that route to use russian ice breakers. it's not only natural gas, the japanese are looking to other energy sources to replace nuclear power after last year's nuclear disaster. an exhibition featuring the latest using solar powered technology has begun near tokyo. about 200 companies are taking part from japan, china and germany and several other countries. demand is growing in japan has power companies are now required to purchase renewable energy. but japanese solar makers lag behind overseas competitors in terms of profitability. this is one of the exhibitors. the japanese company is displaying solar panels with the world's highest level of power efficiency. it's trying to make a profit by selling solar panels as well as the electricity it generates. sharp is exhibiting a new product which is a combination of window glass and a solar battery. although it can be used on homes and office windows, it can generate only half the power of a regular solar panel. >>> more people in japan are planning to travel during t
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
korea, japan and elsewhere say the north koreans fired off a long-range missile. japanese government officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went at the north koreans had predicted. the first stage fell in to the yellow sea. the nose section fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch wa
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
quotes a government official as saying the fueling of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 15th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
and money. i don't know how i'm supposed to live. >> reporter: the philippine government is trying to distribute goods and dispatch medical staff to the affected areas. but destroyed roads and bridges are hampering relief operations. gas stations have been damaged, and there's a shortage of fuel. mindanao was hit by another typhoon just a year ago, leaving 1,200 people dead. with another disaster so soon, people are questioning the government's preparedness. president beanything know aquino issued a wning a day before the typhoon struck and told people to be prepared. but it wasn't enough to prevent extensive damage. local people are worried and frustrated. charmaine deogracias, nhk world, new bataan, philippines. >>> authorities in thailand have charged the former prime minister in connection to the deaths of civilians during a military crackdown against anti-government protesters in 2010. the department of special investigation on thursday issued charges against abhisit and the former deputy prime minister. trial proceedings are expected to start as soon as mid-december. the char
KCSMMHZ
Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
successive droughts followed by heavy rains and storms have convinced the government of the need to act on co2 emissions. costa rica's national development plan wants to see the country become co2 neutral within the next decade. an ambitious aim that has led to a flurry of activity at the "earth university", north of the capital san jose. >> these howling monkeys are native to the costa rica rainforest. these students are visiting with their professor. the earth university students are here to learn about the rainforest first-hand, instead of from a textbook. >> the palm tree is known for its large leaves, as we can see. they're the world's largest leaves -- a botanical record. >> the earth university campus is a two hour drive northeast of the capital san josÉ. here the students learn about agricultural and environmental technology -- and they get plenty of hands-on experience here, too. bert kohlmann heads the center for research and development of renewable energy. in less than ten years, costa rica plans to meet all its electricity needs with renewables. >> costa rica has many excellent
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
half-hour -- the egyptian government deploys tanks in cairo after overnight clashes killed at least seven people. >> chancellor merkel and prime minister netanyahu told talks as frustration grows over israel's planned to expand settlements. >> a legendary brazilian architect dies at the age of 104. >> calm appears to be restored around the presidential palace in cairo. troops were deployed to push back protesters after a violent night of protests saw seven people killed and hundreds wounded. >> protests have spread to other parts of the country as well. egypt has been rocked by a wave of unrest after the president announced a decree, giving him so sweeping powers. >> his move to push through a trap constitution that the opposition rejects has sparked more flames. >> tanks outside the presidential palace in cairo. the elite republican guard, whose job it is to protect the president, says it has deployed the vehicles to keep protesters apart. they are also insuring that demonstrators are kept away from the entrance. in the morning, hundreds of members of the muslim brotherhood made th
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
. >> this collection of unspectacular pictures of government functionaries at official events seems hardly worth a glance. but a second look reveals details that have shocked people across china -- luxury wrist watches that sell for as much 60,000 euros. the upmarket timepieces are hardly affordable on a modest official's salary. everyone knows that -- which is why watches have become symbols of corruption and bribery. this activist has placed hundreds of similar photographs on the internet -- along with the price of the watches. he doesn't want to be recognized because he regularly receives threats from state security. >> i wanted to show these pictures to make people aware of the phenomenon so that public pressure would force the cases to be investigated. but the opposite has happened. the authorities delete the photos from the web and do everything to protect these officials from scrutiny. >> rampant corruption is a huge problem for the rulers of this one-party state. in just the past five years, the communist party has investigated 660,000 cases. corrupt officials have moved an estimated 120
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> they called for a national dialogue as both pro-am and anti-government forces gathered. they said they will decide whether to attend the talks. >> this comes ahead of a visit scheduled for saturday for a new constitution that the opposition says is it too was promised. -- too islamist. >> protesters preparing to breach the barriers. the president and the muslim brotherhood have alienated many egyptians saying the government does not reflect the country's diversity. egypt is too big for you to be president, says one sign. in tahrir square, people were injured after the gunman opened fire. this enraged many demonstrators. >> they attacked us from all sides. 13 or 14 people were injured including a young 13-year-old boy. >> these protesters refused to be intimidated. they planned to hit the streets in protest of saturday's planned constitutional referendum. they believe the constitution was pushed through by his islamist allies and they want to postpone the vote. >> all of these barriers here are not enough to keep 1 million revolutionaries from continuing their protests. >> morsi's
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
of material to go on, much more than ever before. >> the ministers will seek to the government's support for the ban. one federal interior minister said they have a good case, but he admits there are risks. >> the danger is that these proceedings could give new life to a party that is clearly on the decline. >> next, germany's premiers must decide if they want to follow the recommendation. experts say the process to outlaw the npd could take years. >> ok. peter craven has more from our parliamentary studios. does this mean the npd party will be banned? >> it is difficult to say. i can say it is want to be a long and winding road. the people who support this ban are hoping that both government and parliament will rally around and support it, too. angela merkel is meeting here in berlin tomorrow with the chief ministers of germany, -- germany's 16 federal states to discuss, amongst other things, this precise issue. i can say that angela merkel -- it is a well-known fact -- she is cautious and cagey about this push for a ban. they remember how a bid to get a previous -- a previous bid to ge
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
losses were concealed to avoid a government bailout. the complaints were filed with u.s. regulators, including the securities and exchange commission. >> the three alleged deutsche bank miss valuable to $12 billion in losses during the years 2007 through 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. deutsche bank says the accusations are wholly unfounded. work has started on a major natural gas pipeline that critics say will deepen europe's dependence on russian gas. president putin was on hand as they began digging for the south stream pipeline. >> to augment supplies already flowing into germany. europe already receives 40% of its natural gas from russia. german investment and technology will be playing a key role in the project. >> it is a victory for russian president vladimir putin. they looked on as the first segments were welded together in western siberia. it is three weeks since bulgaria gave the go-ahead for the project. the last transit country to do so. >> this project has the political support of all partner countries. all have signed the contracts and taken their
KCSMMHZ
Dec 11, 2012 2:00am PST
is 1/5 of my salary, which means it is a balanced loan by the government. >> i need to pay 30,000 pounds each year so my son can study in england. i borrow money to cover it. the mortgage i pay with my pension. luckily, my wife also has a pension. if they want to cut, they should start with the people at the top, or is there another place where the president gets 320,000 euros as a going away present? >> the cypriots are not just angry about self-serving politicians. they have also discovered that the head of the country's central bank, who has since been fired, approved a 500,000 euro loan for himself at nearly no interest. >> for the eu, the imf, and the european central bank, which have lone cypress billions of years, it is clear the waste and corruption in the country must end -- which have loaned cypress billions of euros. the troika is also calling for more regulation of credit policies. they say the banks lord separate into taking out dodgy loans. >> one of the factors that contributed to this excess of liquidity in the separate banking sector is the attraction of forei
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
to the government in beijing. it is every writer's dream. 57-year-old mo yan was presented prize for literature by the swedish king. the academy praised his works for combining hallucinatory realism with chinese folk tales from a history, and contemporary life. but it was a controversial decision. critics accuse mo of acting as a mouthpiece for the chinese government. the author sparked controversy at reading recently when he compared censorship in his country to the inconvenient, but necessary security checks at airports. the awards or medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics went to eight winners from the u.s., japan, france, and britain. >> the nobel prize for economics was jointly awarded to allan ross and lloyd shapley for their work on matching supply and demand -- alvin roth and lloyd shapley for their work on matching supply and demand. 89-year-old lloyd shapley, professor emeritus at the university of california, received a standing ovation. >> while the eu is celebrating winning the nobel peace prize, one of its largest member states has been plunged into crisis. >> first data appe
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 2:30pm PST
that it did not call for -- ask for government help, did not ask for a bailout, and it came to the crisis allegedly unscathed. all of this casting doubt about whether deutsche bank's reputation is as golden as it was thought to be. >> thank you very much for joining us, melinda. >> we turn to the markets. the tax-evasion probe was the governing topic there, too. have this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. in the investigation against deutsche bank have been the big issue on the frankfurt -- >> the investigation against which a bank have been the big issue. the co-ceo is under investigation. experts fear there might be heavy image problems for deutsche bank, not because of these investigations, but also because of the fact that there might have been market manipulations made by deutsche bank, and also because of the fact that the whistleblower accused deutsche bank of hiding losses in the balance sheets. deutsche bank shares have been only slightly down while the market continued to rally and finished on the highest level since more than four years. >> let's take a quick look at so
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
three stages of the rocket had been assembled. south korea's news agency quotes a government officials as saying the fuel of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 5th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jon-il's december on december 17th. >>> the latest employment data from the united states may encourage job seekers and president obama. officials at the labor department issued their first report since obama's re-election. they say the unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly four years. the jobless rate edged down to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. it's been under 8% for 3 straight months. employers added 146,000 non-farm jobs. economists had forecast about 90,000. employers created jobs in retail, ledger, hospitality and health care. they shed jobs in construction and manufacturing. officials at the labor department say hurricane sandy did not s
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